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Author Topic: Oxford Station - improvements, incidents and events (merged topic)  (Read 116849 times)
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« Reply #135 on: December 10, 2015, 01:53:36 PM »

A picture of the six options can be found here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35039433
 
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« Reply #136 on: December 10, 2015, 04:06:10 PM »

Struggling to like any of those, most of which are quite alike (slabby)
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« Reply #137 on: December 10, 2015, 05:00:02 PM »

To match the Said Business School next door, possibly.
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« Reply #138 on: December 10, 2015, 05:20:20 PM »

Struggling to like any of those, most of which are quite alike (slabby)

If you wanted to suggest some alternatives ... could ask for one of these
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« Reply #139 on: December 10, 2015, 08:49:09 PM »

How about another rebuild like Newport, South Wales?
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« Reply #140 on: December 10, 2015, 09:15:46 PM »

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« Reply #141 on: December 10, 2015, 10:15:53 PM »

How about another rebuild like Newport, South Wales?

...or this:

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« Reply #142 on: March 02, 2016, 12:06:28 PM »

From This is Oxfordshire:
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Winning designs announced for multi-million pound Oxford Rail Station revamp
Naomi Herring, Reporter covering Bicester

THE top three designs of the multi-million pound overhaul planned for Oxford Rail Station have been announced.

The striking designs give an insight into what the city centre rail station could look like in the future and will be used as inspiration for the long-awaited ^75m revamp.

Six designs were put to a panel of judges and following a public consultation Entry F by architects AHR was chosen as the 'people's favourite' with 70 per cent of the vote.

A judging panel - made up of Network Rail, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, the Department for Transport and Great Western Railway - separately selected the design along with two others.

Winning designs including entries from architects Wilkinson Eyre (Entry B); Allies & Morrison (Entry C) and AHR (Entry F).

Chairman of the judging panel Fiona Piercy said: "We were delighted with the calibre of architects involved. They all produced excellent ideas making it very hard to choose the three winners.

"The ideas will help us set the benchmark for architectural quality standards and raise ambitions for a new world class gateway station for Oxford building on the completed work at Frideswide Square and linking to new schemes at Oxpens  and the Westgate development."

I can't get any of their pictures to show here, so you can use their page link, or go to the original consultation page which has all six candidates as files to download.
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« Reply #143 on: March 02, 2016, 12:26:40 PM »

Yes, it will be interesting to see whether 'people power' and their massive vote of 70% for the one design will win through, or whether one of the two other ideas will eventually be taken forward.  I suppose there's also a good chance that money constraints mean that all three of them get binned in preference to a much more modest design!
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« Reply #144 on: March 02, 2016, 02:30:07 PM »

Judging by the last comment in that article Oxford station isn't going to look anything like the winning designs as they are just ideas and I quote "The ideas will help us set the benchmark for architectural quality standards and raise ambitions for a new world class gateway station for Oxford".
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« Reply #145 on: March 02, 2016, 02:32:39 PM »

Just like the County Council's idea of a monorail to relieve the Oxford traffic chaos....

They need to identify how much cash can go in this pot....and the County has a BIG problem as they are making swinging cuts. I doubt the City Council can find much either. Until that's solved, it's pie in the sky really, because NR won't stump it up.
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« Reply #146 on: April 13, 2016, 02:04:56 PM »

The two parcels vans that have been in the east dock at Oxford for well over twenty years are currently being broken up in situ.  Cost of them being preserved was deemed too much apparently.
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« Reply #147 on: May 16, 2016, 05:55:42 PM »

The down platform at Oxford in Realtime Trains today seems to have an identity crisis, being referred to occasionally as 2, occasionally as 4.  Looking ahead, it appears to be consistently platform 4.  I imagine this means that the new platform for Chiltern trains will be known as platform 2?
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« Reply #148 on: May 16, 2016, 06:44:21 PM »

The platforms were all renumbered as of today, with 1 becoming 3, 2 becoming 4 and 3 becoming 2.

Written like that it sounds a silly idea, but the new Chiltern platform will become Platform 1 when it opens later this year, and then all platforms will be numbered sequentially 1 through 4.

No doubt it'll take a while for everyone to get used to the new numbers, just like when Platform 4 became Platform 7 at Reading.

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« Reply #149 on: May 16, 2016, 07:53:50 PM »

If & when the up loop platform opens (& it is on plans I've seen) another renumber will be necessary...and platform 5 will appear first on the down loop
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